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José David Galván Martínez (born 6 April 1973 in Cuatro Ciénegas, Coahuila) is a Mexican long-distance runner who specializes in the 5000 and 10,000 metres. Nicknamed Keniano Mexicano.

David Galván
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David Galván at the 2004 Olympic Games.
Personal information
Nickname(s)Keniano Mexicano
Nationality Mexico
Born (1973-05-06) 6 May 1973 (age 46)
Cuatro Ciénegas, Mexico
Sporttrack and field
Event(s)5000 metres,
10000 metres



He was the winner of the inaugural North American 5K Championships, helping Mexico to the team title, and his time of 13:47 minutes went unbeaten in the competition's short history.[1]


He is married to Nora Rocha.

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Mexico
1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 1st 5000 m 13:42.04
2nd 10,000 m 28:44.03
World Championships Seville, Spain 28th (h) 5000 m 13:54.29
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 13th 10,000 m 27:54.56
2002 Ibero-American Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 3rd 3000 m 8:12.18
World Cup Madrid, Spain 2nd 3000 m 7:47.43[2]
Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador, El Salvador 3rd 5000 m 14:11.95
2003 World Championships Paris, France 11th 10,000 m 27:55.31
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2nd 5000 m 13:52.91
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 21st 10,000 m 29:38.05
2006 Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 1st 10,000 m 29:40.08
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4th 5000 m 13:38.31
1st 10,000 m 28:08.74
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 20th (h) 3000 m 8:28.29
Olympic Games Beijing, China 10,000 m DNF

Personal bestsEdit


  1. ^ North American 5 Kilometres Challenge. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-03-20.
  2. ^ Representing the Americas.
  • David Galván at IAAF
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "José David Galván". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2009-03-24.